- Determining orientation
- Detecting speed
- Measure environmental conditions (temperature and humidity.)
The bright 8 x 8 RGB LED display can be used to display sensor data or games. An on-board directional joystick provides a human interface for navigation and input.
A Python library makes writing programs for the Sense Hat quick and easy. Tutorials and project ideas can be found on the AstroPi website.
Tutorials / Links:
- Gyroscope – angular rate sensor: +/-245/500/2000dps
- Accelerometer - Linear acceleration sensor: +/-2/4/8/16 g
- Magnetometer - Magnetic Sensor: +/- 4/8/12/16 Gauss
- Barometer: 260 – 1260 hPa absolute range (accuracy depends on the temperature and pressure, +/- 0.1 hPa under normal conditions)
- Temperature sensor (Temperature accurate to +/- 2 degC in the 0-65 degC range)
- Relative Humidity sensor (accurate to +/- 4.5% in the 20-80%rH range, accurate to +/- 0.5 degC in 15-40 degC range)
- 8x8 RGB LED matrix display
- Small 5 button joystick
- Compatible with Raspberry Pi B+, A+, and Pi 2
- Connect your Sense HAT to the Raspberry Pi via the 40 GPIO Pins.
- Boot up your Pi, open the terminal, and run the following command: wget -O - http://www.raspberrypi.org/files/astro-pi/astro-pi-install.sh --no-check-certificate | bash
- Allow 5 minutes for Pi 2 or up to 20 minutes for earlier models to install software.
- Reboot your Pi. Software should now be installed.
The Raspberry Pi Sense HAT is being used in conjunction with the Raspberry Pi Foundation to perform science experiments aboard the International Space Station (ISS). For more information follow the links below:
Programming the LED Screen
- AstroPi website.
- Official Competition.
A great tutorial and program for creating images and animations using the 8 x 8 LED matrix on the Pi Sense HAT
- 8 x 8 Grid Draw on Github
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